The Toronto Whiff of Grape will hold a reunion to celebrate our 50th Anniversary at: The York Club, 135 St. George Street, Toronto
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017, 6:00pm (SHARP!)
The black-tie evening will include a reception with drinks & hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, a 3-course gourmet dinner followed by port & stilton, a surprise visitor, a group photo and an anniversary cake!
All Whiffers are invited to give a personal reminiscence of the Whiff either by requesting a brief stint at the microphone or by having a message read should you not be able to attend.
Get in touch with other Whiffers and set up a table of 6, 8 or 10! Please note that the reunion is solely for current and past Whiffers. We hope to see you all there and look forward to a great evening of Good Fun Good Food Good Friends!
Amanda Lang, born 31 October 1970, is a Canadian journalist. Formerly senior business correspondent for CBC News, she anchored the daily The Exchange with Amanda Lang on CBC News Network. Prior to her work with CBC, she was an anchor for Business News Network where she hosted SqueezePlay and The Commodities Report.
Ms Lang will talk about her new book to be published in early April: “The Beauty of Discomfort, The importance of embracing the hard things about change.” It’s about how even when we know WHAT we should do, we often don’t, and aims to show how we can overcome that!
The groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of The Power of Why.
Most of us don’t like pushing ourselves too hard, admitting we don’t know or stretching too far outside of our comfort zone. But embracing discomfort is an important tool for success. It’s a secret known by everyone from ballroom dancers to stand-up comics to the Marines. Discomfort is not the same as fear or anxiety, and, more important, knowing how to take advantage of discomfort is not an innate ability—but it’s something that we all can learn. The Beauty of Discomfort draws on cutting-edge neuroscience and provides examples and strategies from all over the world to help you become more creative, more innovative and more effective in your work and life.
In her role as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Canada and Vice President GE, Elyse is a passionate champion for Canada’s competitiveness, advancing the country’s science and technology base and competitive fiscal policy. Recently she participated in the Trump/Trudeau launch of the “Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders” in Washington.
Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Homelessness and Life Transitions, University of Toronto
Dr. Stewart is a member of the Yellowknife Dene First Nation. She is a registered psychologist and Associate Professor of Indigenous healing in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at OISE/University of Toronto, where she is Special Advisor to the Dean on Aboriginal Education and Interim Director of the Indigenous Education Initiative.
She is Director Designate of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T. Research and teaching interests include Indigenous mental health and healing in psychology (homelessness, youth mental health, identity, and work-life development), Indigenous pedagogies in higher education and psychotherapy practice/training. She is also Chair of the Aboriginal Section of the Canadian Psychology Association and is committed to advancing Indigenous healing issues through the discipline of psychology.
This meeting will be held at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, 141 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2L8 Map
Jon Kieran is President of Integrus Consulting Inc., a Toronto-based advisory services firm founded in 2002. Integrus delivers corporate development and business strategies/plans aimed at distributed energy companies, and infrastructure/technology sectors.
Rick Huijbregts leads Digital Transformation business development and sales acceleration through rolling out innovative and business-relevant industry solutions at Cisco in the Americas. He oversees a geographically distributed team of industry experts that help connect the role of technology and innovation with that of delivering business outcomes to Cisco’s customers.
Waterfront Toronto (sometimes styled as WATERFRONToronto), is an organization administering revitalization projects along the Toronto waterfront in Canada. Formed as a partnership of three levels of Canadian government in 2001, the organization is administering several blocks of land redevelopment projects surrounding Toronto Harbour and various other initiatives to promote the revitalization of the area, including public transit, housing developments, brownfield rehabilitation, possible removal of the Gardiner Expressway in the area, the Martin Goodman Trail and lakeshore improvements and naturalization of the Don River. Actual development of the projects is done by other agencies, primarily private corporations. The projects include a series of wavedeck walkways and gathering places designed by West 8 and DTAH.
After 12 years on the job, the affable John Campbell has changed the city and helped bring it into the 21st century.
Our traditional June Bash will be held at the Toronto Hunt Club
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Arrival of hosts: 5pm
Arrival of guests: 5:45pm
Cocktails, canape and hors d’oeuvre
Call to Dinner: 7:15
Depart: 10pm Map
We return to the spectacular Toronto Hunt Club for another great evening this year. It will be a fitting finale to our 2015-16 campaign – we hope to see you all on the lakeshore on Tuesday, June 7th!
The evening will be a purely social event without a speaker allowing time to stroll the property overlooking the lake and catch up on the year.
Please refer to your personalized invitation for payment instructions.
Join us for Great Speakers, Great Fellowship, Great Fun!